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Adelpha erotia

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Adelpha
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Similar  Adelpha cocala, Adelpha mesentina, Adelpha plesaure, Adelpha iphiclus, Adelpha alala

Adelpha erotia, the Erotia Sister, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It was described by Hewitson in 1847.



Adelpha erotia has a wingspan of about 53 millimetres (2.1 in). The wings of these butterflies have a brown ground colour with a characteristic blackish marbled pattern and a broad white band on the forewings. In the subapical area of the forewing there are large orange markings. The hindwings have a similar pattern, with a broad white median band.

Distribution and habitat

This species can be found from Mexico to Peru and Bolivia. The habitat consists of primary and disturbed rainforests at altitudes between 0 and 1,200 meters.


  • Adelpha erotia erotia (Nicaragua to Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Guyana)
  • Adelpha erotia caphira (Hewitson, 1869) (Venezuela)
  • References

    Adelpha erotia Wikipedia

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